As with so many other aspects of our lives, education is now inextricably linked to technology. This technology has the ability to connect us all through the Internet providing ready access to the most complete, universally accessible source of human experience.
Unfortunately apposite technology is not evenly distributed across educational institutions. In addition, budget constraints often prevent regular renewal without which current equipment provision can quickly be rendered obsolete.
To continue their studies at home, students need appropriate technology to assist them there too. Historically the cost, form factor and performance of suitable technology have proved to be major barriers to delivering this ideal.
Where access to technology is restricted or the technology unsuited to requirement, this digital divide leads to inequality and has a detrimental impact on young people from all backgrounds. Not only are they disadvantaged by lack of access to the aforementioned accepted value of technology but they also miss out on the benefits of enhanced teaching methods that rely on technology to flourish.
The lack of appropriate technology ensures that under-resourced students are being subjected to an inadequate education.